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The Enchanted Sword Shop: No Stabbing in the Store

Welcome to our little sword shop.  Every blade has been enchanted to do something different by type.  Why?  We get things in bulk and can’t afford have an in-house enchanter.  Not since most of them got eaten by trolls and … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Using Swords in Fantasy

Due to swords being so common in fantasy, many people think they’re very easy to use in battle.  At least in a fictional sense.  Swing, stab, parry, stab, slash, stabbity stab, and the cycle continues.  You can be very simplistic … Continue reading

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Did You Know There Are Swords in Fantasy?

So, did you know swords are common in fantasy?  I know, totally surprising.  You’d think it has something to do with most fantasy stories taking place in a pre-firearm age.  So, swords would be the most logic weapon to have … Continue reading

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Stanford’s Stylish Sword Shop: Don’t Lick the Merchandise

Welcome!  Come on in out of the rain and put your umbrella in the bucket.  I assume you’re looking for a magical sword.  Why else would you have ventured out into such a maelstrom?  It did strike without warning, but … Continue reading

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Kind of a Room Tour (Revival of the Florida and College Decor!)

I don’t do many pictures of my room because it’s fairly dull.  Large rack of DVDs, TV on a dresser, nightstand, bed, large bookcase that was never given a coat of finish, hat rack, exercise bike, smaller bookcase, and desk.  … Continue reading

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Bringing a Sword to a Gun Fight

I won’t be surprised if the title brings up a debate, but that’s not going to be what this is about.  I’m more interested in why the ancient weapons seem to pop up in modern stories.  How often have we … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing Battles: Let The Owies Begin!

One thing that Quest of the Brokenhearted did is push my limits on writing fight scenes.  Many people thinking writing an action scene is easy because you just have to put in ‘fighting stuff’.  This includes punches, kicks, soliloquies, gloating, guns, … Continue reading

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Turn the Wild Dial Up to 20

Quest of the Brokenhearted has a lot of battles because a major plot point is the Lacarsis tournament.  This means I had to make the action scenes a central focus of at least one scene per non-opener/closure chapter.  I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Signature Weapons: Almost as Important as a Name?

Simon Belmont and his whip.  King Arthur and Excalibur.  Doom and the BFG 9000.  Samus Aran and the Power Suit.  All of these are characters that can be identified by their weapons.  You see them holding it or not even … Continue reading

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When More Than a Sword or Axe Will Do

First of all, my wife is the one who introduced me to this movie that we own, watched once, and I still can’t remember.  One of those really corny fantasy ones that involved finding a special weapon to save the … Continue reading

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